Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., condemned his colleague Sen. Jeff Flake writing a $100 check to Democrat Doug Jones to help him in the contest for Alabama's vacant U.S. Senate against embattled Republican Roy Moore.
“This donation is a bad idea,” Sasse tweeted Tuesday. “It's possible to be against BOTH partial birth abortion AND child molestation. Happily, most Americans are.”
This donation is a bad idea.
Moore faces several accusations of sexual impropriety with teenage girls when he was in his 30s. He denies the allegations.
When a Twitter user asked for Sasse’s solution to the tough choice Alabamians face in the Dec. 12 special election, the Nebraska senator replied: “Have said from day one I wouldn't vote for either of them. If you don't reject 2 bad choices now, you won't get better choices in the future.”
have said from day one I wouldn't vote for either of them. If you don't reject 2 bad choices now, you won't get better choices in the future https://t.co/X9gATaBKLL— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) December 6, 2017
Flake tweeted a picture Tuesday afternoon of the check he wrote out to Jones’ Senate campaign with the memo “country over party.”
The donation received backlash from Republicans, like Sasse, who took it as Flake endorsing Jones’ abortion stance.
Sasse later tweeted, “Elections are not only about the present moment. They are also about who we are as a people and who we want to be in the future.”
Despite multiple sexual misconduct allegations against Moore, Jones trails him by six percent, according to a recent CBS poll.